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  May 22, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Grand-Aides Make Nursing Go Further

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

A corps of trained community members who transmit information between patients and nurses is saving money and reducing hospital and clinic visits, a study shows. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

MO Hospitals Review Highlights Value of Disaster Preparedness

A year after a tornado destroyed the healthcare delivery infrastructure in Joplin, a report from the Missouri Hospital Association suggests that the hospitals' ability to overcome disasters depended in no small part upon the emergency preparedness plans they'd been developing for the last decade. >>>

ICD-10 Coding Uncovers Higher Rate of Fatal Falls Among Seniors

A report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy concludes that an increase in death rate attributed to falls is not because more seniors are suffering more serious falls, but because of updates in ICD-10 coding for death classification. >>>

Medical Boards Step Up Disciplinary Actions

The Federation of State Medical Boards reports that the number of doctors punished by their states increased 6.8% between 2010 and 2011. But a citizen's advocacy group issues its own report, which suggests that states continue to fail to adequately protect the public from bad doctors. >>>

Parkland Hospital Improving, but ED Deficiencies Persist

The Dallas safety net hospital is making "measureable progress" in implementing a corrective action plan to remedy deficiencies identified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a report shows. But some emergency department tasks are behind schedule. >>>

Healthcare Costs Top $20K Per Family

The national annual cost of medical care for a typical family of four with PPO coverage has edged up over $20,000 for the first time, according to the actuarial and consulting firm, Milliman.   >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Tactics for Valuing Medical Practices—Buying, Selling and Mergers

Date: May 31, 2012
About: From administrative issues to physician compensation, timing, and cultural fit, hospital and physician leaders must respond to the key motivations and market realities that come with buying or selling a physician practice. Get the strategies you need in a customized webcast. >>>



News Headlines

WA program to limit emergency room over-use through data sharing

MyNorthwest.com / KIRO, May 22, 2012

Patients aren't great at figuring out if they got excellent medical care

The Atlantic, May 22, 2012

Hospitals struggle to provide translators for patients who don't speak English

The Washington Post, May 22, 2012

Hospitals prepare for a plus-size future

Houston Chronicle, May 22, 2012

Healthcare industry's perfect storm

Daily Chronicle, May 21, 2012

Community health clinics challenged as poor increase

San Antonio Express-News, May 21, 2012

Best Healthcare Leaders Know When to Exit

HealthLeaders Media, May 18, 2012

'Uninsurable' patients could lose coverage if the healthcare law is overturned

The Washington Post, May 18, 2012

43 percent of CA nursing grads can’t find work

San Jose Mercury News, May 16, 2012

Patient died at New York VA hospital after alarm ignored

ProPublica, May 16, 2012



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Date: May 30, 2012
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From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

ACO Blueprints: Options in Accountability

As the healthcare industry moves away from a transaction-based system, leading organizations are exploring accountable care models of various types. >>>

 

Aetna Building National ACO Network

 

Emphasis on Support in Decision Support



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